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12 September 2016

1:26 PM

12 September 2016

1:26 PM

There appears to be a lot of mental illness about. It must have something to do with all those Coalition cuts. The lead-in to the first item on ABC Radio’s AM, Monday:

Anti-terrorism experts say security agencies face a difficult task preventing mentally ill people carrying out attacks in the name of groups such as the so-called Islamic State

Islamic State has consistently called for its followers to attack people in the west using guns, knives and even motor vehicles.

In some cases, people with a history of mental illness have carried out deadly attacks in the name of IS – most notably at the Pulse Nightclub in Florida earlier this year.

A 22-year-old man has been charged with committing a terrorist act and attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a man in south-west Sydney over the weekend.

Police say he was inspired by the Islamic State group …


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